Google Wear OS update introduces Bitmoji watch faces and Google Keep Tile

Google has introduced a couple of minor but noteworthy improvements to Wear OS, as part of the company’s September software rollout across its range of devices. As detailed in a new blog post, users will soon be able to enjoy a Google Keep Tile and also bring Bitmoji avatars to their watch faces. The former, […]

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Google Keep update brings Tile to Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5 smartwatches

Google, which has been encouraging developers to add Tiles to their smartwatch apps, has updated one of its own apps with the feature. The Google Keep app is getting its Tile on smartwatches running Wear OS 3 (and newer). The Google Keep app’s Tile feature is now available on the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch […]

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U.S. Department of Justice in ‘Early Stages’ of Drafting Possible Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple

The United States Justice Department is in the early stages of crafting an antitrust complaint against Apple, reports Politico. A source that spoke to the site described the lawsuit as “potential,” indicating that the DOJ’s plans are not yet finalized. Prosecutors within the DOJ are said to be “assembling the pieces” for a lawsuit that […]

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AirTag Competitor Tile Getting Acquired by Location Sharing App Life360

Tile, known for its range of Bluetooth-based tracking accessories that compete with the AirTag, is being acquired by location tracking service Life360, Tile announced today. Tile will continue to be operated as a standalone brand under Tile CEO CJ Prober, but Tile says that when the acquisition is completed, it will be able to leverage […]

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Tile Unveils New QR Code-Based ‘Lost and Found’ Feature and Upcoming ‘Tile Ultra’ With Ultra Wideband Support

Tile, a company that makes Bluetooth-based item trackers that compete with Apple’s AirTags, today introduced a refreshed lineup of devices and new features that make it easier for users to locate lost items. The Tile Pro, Tile’s most robust tracker with a 400 foot Bluetooth range, has been updated with a new key fob look. […]

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Apple Says Tile Trackers Sold Poorly in Apple Stores

Earlier last month, Spotify, Tile, and Match (owner of Tinder), testified at an app store antitrust hearing spearheaded by the U.S. Senate. During the hearing, Spotify called Apple’s App Store “an abusive power grab,” while Tile said Apple uses its platform to “unfairly limit competition for its products.” Now, in response to their testimonies, Apple’s […]

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Tile to Leverage Amazon Echo and Ring Devices to Better Compete With AirTags

Amazon today announced that it is teaming up with Tile to add Amazon Sidewalk integration to Tile’s Bluetooth trackers. Amazon Sidewalk, for those unfamiliar, is a network of Amazon Bluetooth devices that’s designed to improve the connectivity of devices like the Ring and Amazon Echo. Tile will now be joining Amazon Sidewalk, and through this […]

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Tile Unhappy With Apple’s AirTag Launch, ‘Skeptical’ About Fair Competition and Plans to Tattle to Congress

Just hours after Apple unveiled its long-awaited AirTag, Tile CEO CJ Prober released a statement expressing his concerns about competition in the item tracking arena. As relayed by TechCrunch, Prober said that while Tile welcomes “fair competition,” the company is “skeptical” about Apple’s aims, given its “history of using platform advantage to unfairly limit competition.” […]

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Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile Form ‘Coalition for App Fairness’ to ‘Fight Back’ Against Apple

A range of companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile, have formed a new organization called the “Coalition for App Fairness,” in an effort to highlight developer issues with Apple. The organization describes itself as “an independent nonprofit organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app […]

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Tile Launches New Premium Protect Plan That Offers $1000 in Lost Item Reimbursement

As rumors about Apple’s AirTags ramp up, AirTag competitor Tile is planning to launch a new “Premium Protect” service that will provide up to $1,000 to reimburse customers who subscribe for their lost items. Tile already has a premium plan that provides Smart Alerts when an item is left behind, free replacement batteries each year, […]

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Tile Claims Apple’s Anticompetitive Behavior Has ‘Gotten Worse, Not Better’

Apple’s anticompetitive behaviors have gotten worse over the course of the last few months rather than better, Tile claimed in a congressional panel today, reports Reuters. Executives from Tile, PopSockets, Sonos, and Basecamp in January testified in front of a congressional hearing in an ongoing antitrust inquiry launched by the U.S. government against tech companies […]

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Tile Decries Apple’s iOS 13 Location Tracking Changes, Calls on Congress to ‘Level the Playing Field’

Executives from PopSockets, Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile are attending a congressional hearing today to testify in an ongoing antitrust inquiry involving major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, reports The Washington Post.The smaller companies are aiming to provide evidence that the tech giants have become too big and have practices in place that […]

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Amid ‘Apple Tag’ Rumors, Tile Announces New 3M Adhesive ‘Sticker’ and Updated ‘Slim’ Electronic Trackers

Amid rumors that Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, Tile today announced a new smart tracker called the Sticker, along with an updated Tile Slim. About the size of a quarter, the Tile Sticker is the company’s smallest tracker to date, and features waterproofing and […]

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